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Global Coffee Break ‘Connect’ Conference

Join men and women from around the country in Florida from November 11-13 (in person and online) for a unique, three-day conference! Expect to drink deeply from God’s Word, strengthen the roots of your faith, and face the future with confidence and hope. Be challenged and encouraged by speakers, breakout groups, and worship as we consider how to connect in every area of life. Find information and register: www.theconnectconference.org.

Diversity Sunday

This Sunday (August 22), we recognize and celebrate the growing number of non-Anglo congregations in the CRC. Learn more about the CRC Office of Diversity and give to this ministry as it serves and grows diverse leadership throughout the denomination! Visit their website for more information and to donate: crcna.org/Diversity.

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Honest Communication Among Staff

How can we create an atmosphere of trust that fosters honest dialogue? Here are 6 things I’m working on in my church.

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Sent to Churches This Week

Network Blogs and Resources

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So You've Been Asked To Teach Church School - This booklet is an excellent resource for first-time Sunday school leaders. Get insights into whether this ministry fits your gifts, ideas for how to prepare yourself to be an effective leader, tips from experienced teachers, and more.

CRC Weekly E-ditions

The Banner - August 16 - I’m a Little Ashamed of the Gospel, and more 
CRC News - August 18 - Heartbreak in Haiti, Vaccination Views, and more
Resonate Prayer Points - Pray for ministry in North America and around the world
CRC Prayer Guide - Daily Prayer requests from around the CRC
Think Christian - See all the latest posts
Family Fire - See all the latest posts
Do Justice - See all the latest posts
Diaconal Ministries Canada - See all the latest posts

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